Richard D. “Rick” Jones

Richard D. “Rick” Jones is the founder and former CEO of Bluware, Inc., established in 1987 to provide high-end computer services to various industries around Houston. Jones has degrees in Mathematical Sciences and Electrical Engineering from Rice University, and has engineered software applications for the space, manufacturing, electrical utility, and oil and gas industries. With more than 35 years of experience delivering solutions within these verticals, Mr. Jones’ expertise is in visualizing technical solutions for engineering and business problems and assembling talented teams to implement them. He is a board member of the Houston Technology Center, Rice Business Partners, and Indigo Beam LLC. He enjoys advising business startups and evolving new technologies into commercial applications.